Salerno War Cemetery, Italy

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ALLAN, Hugh Bryan

Lance Corporal
No 2 Commando
Royal Scots
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Hugh Allan died [1] during the action at Jaconti, near Vietri. He was originally buried "at the bottom of Jaconti village (East side). Map Ref. 601307."[2].
 
Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] 2 Commando Casualties Salerno document below.
 

BENNETT, Derick S.

Private
No 2 Commando
Queens Own Royal West Kent
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Derick Bennett, 6 troop, died [1] on the 13th September 1943 during operations at Dragone Hill, Salerno.  He was originally buried by a house at the top of the steps on the West side of Hill.  Map ref.

BENSON, Robert Edwin

Lance Corporal
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Robert Benson died during operations at Salerno, Italy, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette).

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/127.

BOWMAN, Lionel George

Lionel Bowman 2 Commando
Original Grave of Private Bowman
Private
No 2 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Lionel Bowman, 5 Troop, died during operations at Salerno. Before enlisting Lionel was a newspaper representative from Wanstead.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Troop notes kept by LSgt Rogers MM of 5 Tp.
 
Notes

BROOME, Richard Frank

Known as: 
Dickie
Captain
No 2 Commando
No 4 Independent Company
South Lancashire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Richard Broome, OC 5 troop, died [1] during operations at Salerno and was originally buried on the forward slope of Dragone Hill [2].
 

CARRICK, George

Lance Corporal
No 2 Commando
Lancashire Fusiliers
Colne Police Lancashire Constabulary
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal George Carrick, 3 troop, died [1] during operations on 13 September 1943 at Dragone Hill, Salerno, Italy, where he was initially buried (Map ref 602409) [2].

CHIVERALL, Richard Sydney

Lieutenant
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Richard Chiverall died during operations in Italy.
 
Notes
At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in Operation Ferdy at Vibo Valentia, known at the time as Porto San Venere.
 

CONNER, William

Marine
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine William Conner died during operations at Salerno, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/129.

DAVIES, Wyndam Francis

Fusilier
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Metropolitan Police
Killed in action or died of wounds
Fusilier Wyndam Davies, 6 troop, died during operations at Dragone Hill, Salerno, Italy. He was initially buried as far as is known by the 6th Yorks and Lancs Regiment on the forward slope of the hill. A serving Metropolitan Police Officer he volunteered for the Commandos.
 

DAY, Arthur Frank

Private
No 2 Commando
Queens Own Royal West Kent
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Arthur Day died [1] on the 17th September at Piegolelle (aka Piegolette), near Salerno, Italy. He was initially buried jointly with two Royal Marine Commandos in a vineyard 30 yards South of Piegolelle [2].
 

DICKINSON, Joe

Private
No 2 Commando
York and Lancaster Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Joe Dickinson, 3 Troop, was one of the commando contingent embarked on Motor Launch ML 156 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. He was evacuated back to the UK after the raid [1][1a].
  • 1943 killed in action in Italy serving with 1st Bn. York and Lancaster Regiment [2][3].
Sources

DOANE, Herbert

Marine
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Herbert Doane died during operations at Salerno, Italy, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette in English.)

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.

DREW, Kenneth Harrison

Marine
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Kenneth Drew died at 131 Field Ambulance during operations at Salerno, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.

DRURY, Charles Henry

Private
No 2 Commando
Essex Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Charles Drury, 2 troop, died [1] during operations at Dragone Hill, Vietri, near Salerno [2].
 
Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] 2 Commando Casualties Salerno document below.
 
Notes 

ELLIS, Arthur Alfred Burdon

Captain
No 3 Commando
Royal Army Service Corps
Captain Arthur Ellis was reported missing 26 August 1943 during early Italian beach reconnaissance. Subsequently reported as dying of wounds whilst a prisoner of war in German hands.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/5 (3 reports).

FAULKNER, John William

Lance Corporal
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal John Faulkner died during operations at Santa Maria, Salerno, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.

FISHER, Edward

Marine
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Edward Fisher died during operations at Salerno and Vietri, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.

FORMOY, Donald Neville

Lance Corporal
No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers (City of London)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Donald Formoy, 6 troop, died [1] during operations on the 13th September 1943 at Dragone Hill, Salerno, and was originally buried by house at the top of the steps on the West side of Hill.  He was buried with a religious ceremony in a communal grave with Capt. Mason and Pte Bennet D.

GARLAND, Lindsay Ernest Albert

Lindsay Garland 2 Commando
Sergeant ( Acting Troop Sergeant Major)
No 2 Commando
Essex Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Acting Troop Sergeant Major Lindsay Garland, 2 troop, died during operations at Salerno on 16 September 1943. He was with Captain the Duke of Wellington [more...] during the attack on 'The Pimple' in the village of Piegolelle, Salerno, and they were both killed.

GARLICK, Horace

Marine
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Horace Garlick died during operations at Salerno, Italy.

Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.
[3] Register of Births England Jan/Feb/March 1922.

GOULD, Norman Patrick

Known as: 
Pat
Rifleman
No 2 Commando
Royal Ulster Rifles, The London Irish Rifles
Killed in action or died of wounds
Rifleman Norman Gould died [1] during operations at Dragone Hill, Salerno, and was initially buried there ( Map ref. 612409) [2].
 

HALL, Robert

Able Seaman
RN Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds

Able Seaman Robert Hall, RN Beach Commando ‘K’, died in Italy. 

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/131.

HORSTED, Ronald Edward

Marine
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Ronald Horsted died during operations at Salerno, Italy, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette in English.)

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/132.

JAGGARD, Peter

Marine
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Peter Jaggard died during operations in Italy.
 
Notes
At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in Operation Ferdy at Vibo Valentia, known at the time as Porto San Venere.
 

KILLEEN, Martin

Private
No 2 Commando
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Martin Killeen died [1] during operations on the 10th September at Vietre Sul Mare (Map ref 614298).  He was initially buried in the Orange Grove at back of a school in Vietri (Map ref 618298) [2]

LEES, William

Marine William Lees 41 Commando
Marine
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine William Lees died during operations at Vietre Sul Mare, Salerno, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/133.
Manchester Evening News - Thursday 14 October 1943 / British Newspaper Archive (website britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk); The British Library Board / Image © Trinity Mirror.

MASON, Frank Stanley

Lieutenant (Temporary Captain)
No 2 Commando
Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C.
Killed in action or died of wounds
Temporary Captain  Frank Mason died on the 13th September 1943 at Dragone Hill, Salerno, and  was originally buried by house at the top of the steps on the West side of Hill.  Map ref. 606307. He was buried with a religious ceremony in a communal grave with LCpl Formoy and Pte Bennet D.
 

NUNNEY, Ronald Harry

Marine
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Ronald Nunney died during operations at Dragone, Gulf of Salerno, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/135.

PROCTOR, Bert

Corporal
43RM Commando
Royal Marines
Died on active service

Corporal Bert Proctor died at the 59th General Hospital in Italy after an accidental gunshot wound to the left side of his neck.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives files ADM 104/135.

PROCTOR, John Webster

Marine
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine John Proctor died during operations at Vietri Sul Mare, Gulf of Salerno, Italy.

Sources
CWGC.
Registers Of Reports Of Deaths: Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/135.

READER, Ronald

Marine
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Ronald Reader died during operations in Italy, this date being that of the action in the valley south of La Molina and the nearby hills close to Vietri, Salerno.

ROBINSON, George Thomas

Lance Corporal
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal George Robinson died during operations at Salerno, Italy, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette in English.)

Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives files ADM 104/136.

ROBINSON, John

Marine
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine John Robinson died during operations at Santa Maria, Gulf of Salerno, Italy.

Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives files ADM 104/136.

Notes
Date of birth shown on [2] is 4 September 1922 which would have made him 21.
 

RUBIN, Leonard

Lance Sergeant
No 2 Commando
East Surrey Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Sergeant Leonard Rubin died during operations at Vietri, Salerno. In 1943 he was serving as a Corporal in the Heavy Weapons Troop. See photos in the main gallery.
 

SOALL, John James

Able Seaman
RN Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Able Seaman John Soall, RN Beach Commando 'K', died during operations at Salerno [1][2].
 
Sources
[1] C.W.G.C.
[2] National Archives file ADM 358/1892 - Admiralty: Casualty Branch: Enquiries into Missing Personnel, 1939-1945 War.
 

STRADLING, Robert Fettes

Sergeant
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant Robert Stradling died during operations at Salerno, Italy, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette in English.) He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches for outstanding service whilst operating with the allied armies in Italy.

TAAFFE, William

Marine
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine William Taaffe died during operations at Salerno, Italy, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette in English.)

TARRANT, William John

Known as: 
Johnny
Rifleman
No 2 Commando
Rifle Brigade
Killed in action or died of wounds
Rifleman William Tarrant, 3 troop, died [1] on the 18th September of wounds received during operations at Salerno on the 13th September 1943 [2][3].
 

THOMSON, Hugh

Lance Corporal Hugh Thomson 6 Commando
Lance Corporal
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Hugh Thomson died [1] during operations at Salerno, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette in English.) [2]
 
Extract from the Dundee Evening Telegraph - Wednesday 13 October 1943

WELLESLEY, Henry Valerian George

Known as: 
Morny
Captain
No 2 Commando
Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Henry Wellesley, the 6th Duke of Wellington, died during operations at Salerno. He was in charge of 2 troop with orders to attack and take the village of Piegolelle (also seen spelt as Piegolette). This was heavily defended by the Germans firing from the heights called 'The Pimple'. He was awarded a posthumous Mention in Despatches.

WRAY, Peter Francis Hugh

Lieutenant
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Peter Wray died during operations at Salerno, this date being that of the action on the hills by the village of Piegolelle (or Piegolette in English.) He received a Mention in Despatches for "distinguished services in Sicily."​​
 
Sources
CWGC.
London Gazettes Supp. 36454, page1557.

WRIGHT, Dennis Raymond

Known as: 
Curly, or Chippy (to Family)
Private
No 2 Commando
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Dennis Wright, aged 18 and from Birmingham, died [1] during operations at Salerno and was initially buried near a house in a copse on the East side of road at Dragone. Map ref 602409 [2].
 

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